On September 9, 1850, California became the 31st state. It is famous for the gold rush and the Golden State Bridge. Its capitol is Sacramento. California is the most populous state boasting over 37 million inhabitants in 2010; sending 53 representatives to Congress.

Naturally it has the most apartment units of any state, over 2.6 million serving renters.

The official state tree is the California Redwood and animal is the California Grizzly Bear.

Schools in California

 Academy of Art University
 Allan Hancock College
 Alliant International University
 American Conservatory Theater
 American Film Institute
 American Jewish University
 American River College
 Antelope Valley College
 Antioch University
 Antioch University Los Angeles
 Antioch University Santa Barbara
 Art Center College of Design
 Azusa Pacific University
 Bakersfield College
 Barstow Community College
 Berkeley City College
 Bethany College California
 Bethesda Christian University
 Biola University
 Brandman University
 Brooks College
 Butte College
 Cabrillo College
 California Baptist University
 California Coast University
 California College of the Arts
 California Institute of Integral Studies
 California Institute of Technology
 California Institute of the Arts
 California Lutheran Univesity
 California Maritime Academy
 California Poly State University San Luis Obispo
 California State Long Beach
 California State Monterey Bay
 California State Polytechnic University Pomona
 California State University at Chico
 California State University at Dominguez Hills
 California State University Bakersfield
 California State University Channel Islands
 California State University Fresno
 California State University Fullerton
 California State University Hayward
 California State University LA
 California State University Northridge
 California State University Sacramento
 California State University San Bernardino
 California State University San Marcos
 California State University Stanislaus
 California State University Stockton
 Carrington College California
 Cerritos College
 Cerro Coso Community College
 Chabot College
 Chaffey College
 Chapman University
 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
 Christian Heritage College
 Church Divinity School of the Pacific
 Citrus College
 City College of San Francisco
 Claremont Graduate University
 Claremont McKenna College
 Claremont McKenna College
 Claremont School of Theology
 Clear Lake Campus
 Coast Community College District
 Coastline Community College
 Cogswell Polytechnical College
 College of Alameda
 College of Marin
 College of Notre Dame
 College of San Mateo
 College of the Canyons
 College of the Desert
 College of the Redwoods
 College of the Sequoias
 College of the Siskiyous
 Columbia College
 Columbia College Hollywood
 Compton Community College
 Concordia University California
 Contra Costa College
 Copper Mountain College
 Cosumnes River College
 Crafton Hills College
 Cuesta College
 Cuyamaca College
 Cypress College
 De Anza College
 Deep Springs College
 Defense Language Institute
 DeVry University Fremont
 DeVry University Long Beach
 DeVry University Pomona
 DeVry University West Hills
 Diablo Valley College
 Dominican College of San Rafael
 Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
 East Los Angeles College
 El Camino College
 Evergreen Valley College
 Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
 Feather River College
 Fielding Graduate University
 Folsom Lake College
 Foothill College
 Franciscan School of Theology
 Fresno City College
 Fresno Pacific University
 Fuller Theological Seminary
 Fullerton College
 Gavilan College
 Glendale Community College
 Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
 Golden Gate University
 Golden West College
 Graduate Theological Union
 Grossmont College
 Hartnell College
 Harvey Mudd College
 Holy Names College
 Hope International University
 Humboldt State University
 Humphreys College
 Imperial Valley College
 Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
 Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences
 Irvine Valley College
 John F Kennedy University
 Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
 Kern Community College District
 La Sierra University
 Laguna College of Art and Design
 Lake Tahoe Community College
 Laney College
 Las Positas College
 Lassen College
 Life Bible College
 Lincoln University California
 Loma Linda University
 Long Beach City College
 Long Beach State
 Los Angeles City College
 Los Angeles County College of Nursing
 Los Angeles Harbor College
 Los Angeles Mission College
 Los Angeles Pierce College
 Los Angeles Southwest College
 Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
 Los Angeles Valley College
 Los Medanos College
 Loyola Marymount University
 Mendocino College
 Menlo College
 Merced College
 Merritt College
 Mills College
 MiraCosta College
 Mission College
 Modesto Junior College
 Monterey Peninsula College
 Moorpark College
 Moreno Valley College
 Mount Saint Marys College
 Mount San Antonio College
 Mount San Jacinto College
 MTI College
 Napa Valley College
 National Hispanic University
 National University
 Naval Postgraduate School
 Norco College
 North Orange County Community College District
 Notre Dame de Namur University
 Occidental College
 Ohlone College
 Orange Coast College
 Otis College of Art and Design
 Oxnard College
 Pacific Christian College
 Pacific Oaks College
 Pacific School of Religion
 Pacific Union College
 Pacifica Graduate Institute
 Palo Alto University
 Palo Verde College
 Palomar College
 Pardee RAND Graduate School
 Pasadena City College
 Patton College
 Pepperdine University
 Phillips Graduate Institute
 Pierce College
 Pitzer College
 Platt College
 Point Loma Nazarene College Arcadia
 Point Loma Nazarene College Bakersfield
 Point Loma Nazarene College Mission Valley
 Point Loma Nazarene University
 Pomona College
 Porterville College
 Rancho Santiago Community College District
 Reedley College
 Rio Hondo College
 Riverside City College
 Sacramento City College
 Saddleback College
 Saint John's Seminary
 Saint Mary's College of California
 Saint Patrick's Seminary and University
 Samuel Merritt College
 San Bernardino Valley College
 San Diego Christian College
 San Diego City College
 San Diego Community College District
 San Diego Mesa College
 San Diego Miramar College
 San Diego State University
 San Francisco Art Institute
 San Francisco Conservatory of Music
 San Francisco State University
 San Francisco Theological Seminary
 San Joaquin College of Law
 San Joaquin Delta College
 San Joaquin Valley College
 San Jose City College
 San Jose State University
 Santa Ana College
 Santa Barbara City College
 Santa Clara University
 Santa Monica City College
 Santa Rosa Junior College
 Santiago Canyon College
 Saybrook University
 Scripps College
 Scripps Research Institute
 Shasta College
 Sierra College
 Simpson University
 Skyline College
 Soka University of America
 Solano Community College
 Sonoma State University
 Southern California College of Optometry
 Southern California Institute of Architecture
 Southern California University of Health Sciences
 Southwestern College
 Stanford University
 Taft College
 The Master's College
 The Master's Seminary
 The Wright Institute
 Thomas Aquinas College
 Touro College Los Angeles
 Touro University California
 Trident University International
 Trinity International University-California
 UC Berkeley
 UC Davis
 UC Irvine
 UC Los Angeles
 UC Riverside
 UC San Diego
 UC San Francisco
 UC Santa Barbara
 UC Santa Cruz
 United States International University
 United States University
 University of Califonia at Merced
 University of California Hastings
 University of LaVerne
 University of Northern California
 University of Redlands
 University of San Diego
 University of San Francisco
 University of Southern California
 University of the Pacific
 University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
 University of the Pacific School of Law
 University of the West
 Vanguard University of Southern California
 Ventura College
 Victor Valley College
 West Hills College Coalinga
 West Hills College Lemoore
 West Los Angeles College
 West Valley College
 Western State University College of Law
 Western University of Health Sciences
 Westminster Seminary California
 Westmont College California
 Westwood College of Technology Anaheim
 Westwood College of Technology Aviation Los Angeles
 Westwood College of Technology Inglewood
 Westwood College of Technology Long Beach
 Westwood College of Technology Los Angeles
 Westwood College of Technology Upland
 Whittier College
 William Jessup University
 Woodbury University
 Woodland Community College
 Yuba College

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The history of California dates back to the arrival of indigenous peoples thousands of years ago. The first European to reach California was Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542. In 1769, Spanish conquistador Gaspar de Portolà founded the first Spanish mission in California, which led to the establishment of Spanish colonial rule in the area.

Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821 and took control of California. In 1846, American settlers declared California a republic, and it was quickly annexed by the United States. California officially became the 31st state of the United States in 1850.

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, California experienced significant growth and development, particularly in agriculture, oil production, and entertainment (Hollywood). During World War II, the state's industries played a major role in supporting the war effort.

In the latter half of the 20th century, California emerged as a leader in technology and innovation, with the development of Silicon Valley and the growth of the tech industry. Today, California is the most populous state in the U.S. and is known for its diverse culture, progressive values, and thriving economy.

The motto of California is "Eureka," which is Greek for "I have found it." The state bird of California is the California Valley Quail.

The housing rental market in California is characterized by high demand and limited supply, resulting in high rental prices in many areas, particularly in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. This has made it difficult for many residents, especially low- and middle-income renters, to find affordable housing.

In recent years, the state has faced a housing crisis due to a shortage of affordable housing, leading to increased homelessness and a rise in the number of people who are housing insecure. The state government has taken steps to address the crisis, including increasing funding for affordable housing and implementing new zoning laws to encourage the development of more rental housing.

Despite these efforts, the rental market in California remains competitive, with high demand for rental properties in desirable locations, limited supply, and a large number of applicants for each available rental unit. As a result, renters may have to pay high prices and compete with many other applicants for the same unit.